Immunizations or vaccinations produce resistance to disease by using a small dose of the virus or bacteria causing the disease. Immunizations and vaccines cause the immune system to act if there were a real infection. The body fights the microorganism and remembers it if it enters the child's body at a later time. Many vaccines are available in combinations to avoid having the child receive numerous shots. Common vaccines include:

  • Chicken pox
  • Diptheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis(DTaP)
  • Measles, mumps, rubella

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